Why you gotta be so mean?

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

December 7, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The annual quad-header between New Trier and Loyola took place last Sunday, and, needless to say, things got contentious. The quad is like New Trier’s version of Wilmette’s Friday Night Skate or the right side of Perry’s...

It’s time to stop letting colleges dictate our lives

Editorial Board

December 7, 2018

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How do we decide our extracurriculars? What makes the final cut? The reality is that in our competitive environment, many students at NT, as at every high school, pick and choose activities based on what they perceive colleges...

Alluding to conversation isn’t starting it

Editorial Board

November 30, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Buried among other straightforward have-faith-in-yourself, we-can-all-be-friends type of messages embedded in ‘Bring it On,’ is a story about the way opportunity is correlated with race and economic stability. On its surface,...

You have my attention

Ezra Wallach, Opinions Editor

November 30, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The Cambridge dictionary has two separate definitions for attention. The first one is “the act of directing the mind to listen, see or understand.” The second one it is the “time or effort that you are willing to give to...

Stop undermining Oakton

Claudia Levens, Editor in Chief

November 30, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

The other day in one of my classes, we were discussing college applications and someone expressed their exasperation with the process by saying, “I’m giving up and going to Oakton.” In the heat of a stressful moment,...

Late starts aren’t that simple

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018

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Right now the administration is asking for student feedback surrounding a proposed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. While I’ll no longer attend New Trier when the calendar would go into effect, I still feel compelled...

Hate crimes are inherently political, but so are we

Editorial Board

November 2, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Thursday: a white man walks into a Kroger grocery store and shoots two black Kentucky citizens. After footage circulates of the man trying to break into a nearby black church moments before, authorities dispel any doubt that the...

Late starts aren’t that simple

Danielle Kurensky, Opinions Writer

November 2, 2018

Filed under Opinions/Editorials

Right now the administration is asking for student feedback surrounding a proposed calendar for the 2019-2020 school year. While I’ll no longer attend New Trier when the calendar would go into effect, I still feel compelled...

Editorial Cartoon

Alessia Liebovich, Graphic Design Artist

November 2, 2018

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Too many joy rides in daddy’s jaguar

Ezra Wallach, Opinion Editor

November 2, 2018

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When I had a broken leg during freshman year, I was as happy as I’d ever been in my entire life. In those times when I couldn’t even walk up the stairs or shower on my own, I took my friends and family as being enough to make...

When voting becomes a privilege, not a right

Danielle Kurensky, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

Filed under Examiner, Opinions/Editorials

Democracy is the fundamental cornerstone of the United States. It is what this nation was built on: the notion that the general population has a say in the government. Throughout history, amendments have been passed to ensure...